Soccer Star first appeared in 1952, under the title "Raich Carter's Soccer Star", no doubt to give the publication the same credability enjoyed by it's monthly rival carrying Charles Buchan's name.
With a good mix of news, features and results it had no serious competition until Goal and Shoot appeared in the late 1960's. However, the new publications with their greatly enhanced colour features instantly made Soccer Star look tired and dated, and the magazine ceased publication in June 1970.
Details of the front/back cover photographs where applicable (which alternate between team groups and four individual player portraits) are listed.
OUR CURRENT SELECTION OF STOCK DATES FROM 1962 ONWARDS, WITH MAGAZINES PRICED AT £1.50 EACH
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Feb 3 Chelsea/John White, Jimmy Dickenson, Paddy Hasty, Jim Dugdale
Feb 10 Brighton/Trevor Smith, Andy Smillie, Graham Moore, John Angus.
Feb 17 Luton/Johnny Haynes, Jimmy Gabriel, Sandy Anderson, Jantzen Derrick.
Mar 3 Huddersfield/Jimmy Bloomfield, David Layne, Norman Green, Charlie Baker
Mar 17 Bolton/Des Palmer, George Whitelaw, Arthur Rowley, Derek Dougan.
Mar 24 Newport/Pat Stanley, Trevor Foster, Andy Nelson, Jack Henderson.
June 16 Mexico/Len Ashurst, George Thomson, Derek Pace, Dennis Edwards.
Aug 11 Russia/Bill Hoghton, Denis Atkins, Eddie Hopkinson, Hugh Neil.
Sep 8 Walsall/Bert Llewelyn, Malcolm Lucas, Hugh McIlmoyle, George Francis
Sep 22 Newcastle/Barrie Betts, John Goodchild, John Hawksby, Malcolm Scott.
Sep 29 Wolves/Ray Drinkwater, Stanley Matthews, Gordon Milne, Roy Stephenson.
Oct 6 Bury/Hugh Robertson, Roy Bailey, Brian Richardson, Alan Woan.
Oct 20 Blackpool/George McLeod, Lawrie Leslie, Brian Harris, George Herd.
Nov 3 Stoke/Ron Thompson, Calvin Palmer, Bill Brown, Roy Matthews
Nov 17 Swansea/Eric Brookes, Bob Wishart, Don Campbell, Vic Crowe.
Dec 8 Millwall/Tony Macedo, Albert Harley, Jim Walsh, Dai Ward.
Dec 14 Bolton/Fulham v. Chelsea.
Apr 17 Liverpool/Colin Green, Ron Davies, Sammy Chung, Joe Rayment.
Dec 4 Ron Boyce & Geoff Sidebottom/Pat Jennings, Mike Summerbee, Alex Wilson,
Dec 11 Dave Hilley & Ron Webster/Clive Clark, Phil Kelly, Trevor Meredith, John Rowland
Jan 22 Sheff Utd v. Blackpool/Peter Thompson, Frank Rankmore, Sam Taylor, Ken Furphy.
Jan 29 John Fanthom/Fred Else, Charlie Hurley, Alex Young, Gordon Ferry.
May 14 Matt Gray & Brian Harvey/Grahame Oates, Bobby Cram, Pat Dunne, Willie Morgan.
July 9 Joe Baker/Jack Bell, Alec Farrall, Ernie Phythian, Ken Morgans.
July 23 Bobby Moore & Martin Peters/Tom Singleton, Bill Hodgson, Ron Briggs, Charlie McDonnell
June 24 Arsenal in Istanbul/Wilf Smith, Peter Rodrigues, Bob McNab, Peter Deakin.
July 1 Sheff Wed v. Sheff Utd/Tom Robson, Gerry Byrne, John Docherty, Alec Dawson.
Jan 27 Millwall/Eddie Gray, Bob Graham, George Armstrong, Ray Bloomfield.
Feb 10 West Ham/Dave Lennard, Tony Allen, Alan Suddick, Steve Earle.
Feb 24 Gillingham/Mike England, Hugh McIlmoyle, Ian St. John, Jim McCalliog.
Mar 24 Wolves/Ron Phillips, Ian Buxton, Alan Ross, Oliver Conmy.
June 9 European Cup Final/Jim Herriot, Eddie Colquhoun, John Hurst, Peter Dobing.
July 28 Mick Jones & Jon Sleeuwenhoek/Celtic
Sep 8 Jimmy Greaves & Roger Hunt/World Soccer ad.
Sep 15 Ron Yeats/Soccer Films ad.
Sep 29 Steve Earle & John Charles/World Soccer ad.
Dec 8 Ron Davies/Nott'm F.
Sep 27 Barry Bridges/Wolves.
Nov 1 Bobby Ham/Dunfermline
Nov 29 Alan Ball/Birmingham
Feb 7 Jeff Astle & Brian Labone/Scunthorpe (includes a young Joe Keegan !)
Feb 21 Eddie McCreadie & Alan Spavin/Bradford City
This page last updated - 2/2/22